Minister Frances Fitzgerald calls for more women in cabinet

Minister Frances Fitzgerald calls for more women in cabinet

Acting Minister Frances Fitzgerald says a 50/50 gender split at cabinet level would lead to better decision making.

Before the election Enda Kenny promised that half of his cabinet would be female.

That now looks unlikely to happen as given the result of the vote.

Frances Fitzgerald said it was a decision for the Taoiseach, but she would like to see more women in cabinet.

"It's still relatively low all things considered, but that will be the Taoiseach's decision obviously anything to do with cabinet.

"There's still a way to go and obviously my own view is that in the vast majority of situations, if you have a critical mass of women involved in decision making - that is the way to go and you get a better outcome."

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